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Catholics suffer in Zimbabwe; Mugabe supporters assault priests during crackdown
Communion on tongue new standard for papal Masses; Pope Benedict XVI indicates preference for more traditional practices
St. Louis archbishop takes Vatican post; Archbishop Burke, a La Crosse native, named prefect of Vatican's high court
Facebook with a Catholic twist; Delaware man starts social networking site for Catholic parishes
Report eyes Catholic influence
on '08 elections
Quebec hosts Eucharistic Congress; 49th international congress attracts more than 50,000 people
Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
Forgiveness for the sinner; Contrition is beginning of forgiveness of sins
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Avoiding potholes on road to ministry; Some guidelines for God's servants
Charlie Martin -- More than time needed to heal; Why not choose a career aimed at helping others?
Fr. John Dietzen -- Resorting to sacramental gymnastics; Just what is baptism for the dead?
Fr. Richard McBrien -- One of the most acclaimed educators of our time, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh is foremost a priest
George Weigel -- What is enduring impact of bishops' peace pastoral? Pastoral was high water mark for certain form of Episcopal activism
Special section -- A New Genesis: Community of women celebrates 25 years in Diocese of Green Bay
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Local Catholics offer input on their faith
Survey by diocese shows community aspect of faith keeps
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|GROWING UP CATHOLIC: Maggie Braatz, daughter of Jeff and Nancy Braatz of Holy Spirit Parish in Darboy, is pictured at her 2007 first Communion. A survey conducted by the Green Bay Diocese posed six questions related to practicing the faith. (Sam Lucero photo) |
By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor
ALLOUEZ -- What are local Catholics saying about their faith?
According to a survey conducted last summer by the diocesan Evangelization Commission and released this month, people cherish the Mass, daily prayer and the sense of community that comes from being a Catholic.
On the other hand, they struggle with issues of clergy abuse, priestly celibacy and the treatment of women, and also see a need for more hospitality, more outreach to both young adults and the elderly and more education in their faith traditions.
Deacon Mike Grzeca, diocesan director of evangelization and worship, said there was a two-fold purpose for the survey of 2,000 Catholics randomly selected from registered households.
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
for July 6, 2008: God's life, love and light revealed
for July 13, 2008: Discipline and hard work required
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
for July 6, 2008: Four styles with one foundation
for July 13, 2008: A story of hearing and understanding
Editorial -- Health care reform
Catholic Health Association offers voters a moral vision for U.S. health care
Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro --
The battle for climate change control continues
Foundations of Faith -- Flying the Stars and Stripes in a church
Where should we display the U.S. flag?
Saint of the Day -- Mary sheltered priests during Revolution
French furor turned against Catholics in 1789
Your Catholic Neighbor -- She does it for the children
Helen Frings helps children in need through Christ Child Society
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